Assistant or Associate Professor - Genome Editing & Functional Cancer Genomics

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
not disclosed
September 06 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia seek candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in the tenure track. The successful applicant will have experience in the field of Genome Editing & Functional Cancer Genomics and also have experience in the field of Genome Editing & Functional Cancer Genomics and will creatively leverage the CRISPR/Cas9 or similar technologies towards functional characterization of chromosomal translocations, candidate drive mutations, epigenetic alterations, genetic polymorphisms, etc. Identification of new susceptibility alleles in important pediatric cancers and related diseases is also a priority. Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining an independent, extramurally funded research program. Teaching and mentoring of graduate and medical students is an integral component of this position. Applicants must have an M.D./Ph.D or equivalent degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research.

The position is affiliated with the Division of Cancer Pathobiology & the Center for Childhood Cancer Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The Division & CCCR are housed in the state-of-the-art Colket Translational Research Building. More information about the program can be found at:

A generous recruitment package and lab space will be provided, together with excellent institutional and core research resources.  Drs. Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko (Pathology) and Kai Tan (Pediatrics) will serve as co-chairs of the Search Committee. The Committee will keep considering applications until the position is filled.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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